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    Default 425 Wheel Motors

    Has anybody resealed and installed bearings, if necessary, in their own wheel motors. I've down loaded the seal installation instructions, it doesn't seem to be a difficult repair. Any personal experience would be appreciated.

    SG

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    Default Re: 425 Wheel Motors

    i've attempted to repair my 1430 wheel motor once so far. i took off the back end to replace the seals but when i was putting it back together some of the bearings that were on a ring fell out and these were not in the seal kit. so, in order not to cause any more damage to the motor i bit the bullet and sent it down to Power trac for the repair. next time, i have a have a better idea of what to order from a white distributor for the other bearings that i may need in addition to the seal kit so when i attempt it again next time i will have all the parts that i think i will need on hand so i can do it all in one shot. one tip: take some red fingernail polish after you take the motor out and draw a line down the center of the motor so you have a reference of how it all aligns when you put it back together. Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: 425 Wheel Motors

    I had a leaking seal in one of my 425's wheel motors. It's been so long ago that I don't remember any details, other than I bought a seal kit for it. I do know I cleaned everything in a parts washer before I put it back together.

    I have a 20 ton press. I'm pretty sure I had to use it.

    I have another wheel motor that developed a leak on the self. I just haven't gotten around to fixing it.

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    Default Re: 425 Wheel Motors

    Thanks for the help. I guess it's not to popular repairing your own wheel motors. I'm going to try it after I get a spare motor. I've found several places to purchase the motor at a better price. Horticattleman states the shaft is ground to PT's spec. is this true.

    sg

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    Default Re: 425 Wheel Motors

    I dont exactly remember what was the deal with the motors (Powertrac sent me the first three replacements under warranty and I bought the last one from them like an idiot).

    I am sorry now I remember. It was the motor on the trencher that was milled down and White said they could not provide a replacement.

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    Default Re: 425 Wheel Motors

    The wheel motors have a standard a 1-1/4" tapered shaft.

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    Default Re: 425 Wheel Motors

    Why did your wheel motors need replacing and not repairable.

    sg

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    Default Re: 425 Wheel Motors

    Quote Originally Posted by Gravy View Post
    The wheel motors have a standard a 1-1/4" tapered shaft.
    The later model, "higer torque" White CE ones have 1.25" shaft. The earlier model, White RS ones have a 1" tapered shaft.
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    Default Re: 425 Wheel Motors

    Quote Originally Posted by kjm3232 View Post
    one tip: take some red fingernail polish after you take the motor out and draw a line down the center of the motor so you have a reference of how it all aligns when you put it back together. Hope this helps.
    I scratch a match mark along the side of the motor. Solvent can't remove it.

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    Default Re: 425 Wheel Motors

    Quote Originally Posted by KentT View Post
    The later model, "higer torque" White CE ones have 1.25" shaft. The earlier model, White RS ones have a 1" tapered shaft.
    Yep. Gotta make sure which version you have. I've got the "high torque" White motors. I shudder to think about working on my slopes with the "low torque" version...

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